November 13th, 2014
Moonlight Kin 4: Tristan is officially out in the world. There are a few slow pokes **cough**Nook and Kobo**cough**, but hopefully it will appear there soon. I thought about putting the book up for preorder, but the truth is I felt guilty for being a week late. (blush) For those of you signed up for my newsletter, it should be winging its way into your inboxes. This version includes lots of goodies and a few secrets.
I’ve also seen preorder buttons for the Sensational Six box set. It’s going to be like Christmas in November around here. Enjoy!
November 6th, 2014
Moonlight Kin 4: Tristan is out of edits and sitting in the formatter’s inbox. It will not get formatted until next week. I’ll keep you posted as soon as I have a guess when the release date will be. All I can say for sure is it’ll be sometime next week. *ggg I’ve also had Atlantean’s Quest 1: The Arrival reproofed. I didn’t make a lot of changes to it because I wrote the book so long ago **cough**12 years ago**cough**. (Yeah, I can’t believe it either.) I just wanted to make sure typos and such were cleaned up. Yes, the book had been edited professionally, but that was years ago. I’ve also added a After The Happily Ever After to the back of it. My newsletter subscribers will get a peek at the extension first because they’re special. The Arrival will be re-released next month in ebook and paperback.
There’s much going on behind the scenes, but not a lot I can talk about yet. I appreciate your patience. Have a great weekend.
October 28th, 2014
Moonlight Kin 4: Tristan is officially done with first round edits. He’s now off to the proofer. Once I get the proofs back, I’ll send the book in for formatting. The story came out longer than I expected. It’s nearly 60K. As soon as I get a firm date from the formatter, I’ll post an update. The book is officially out of my control. In the meantime, I thought you might like to know about a box set I’ll be in:
Here’s the box set blurb:
Six Sensational Stories from award-winning and best-selling authors that include love with a psychic, trapping a saber-tooth tiger, a mercenary and a rebel, a fae and a werewolf, an ascended vampire and the darkening, and an epic battle between a werewolf cop and the Army of Evil. Dare to take this ride of action and adventure in sci fi, fantasy and paranormal romance!
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October 8th, 2014
Today I finished the first draft of Moonlight Kin 4: Tristan. I expected the book to be 50,000 words, but it went a few thousand over that number. I’m going to let it sit for a couple of days, then I’ll start in on the edits this weekend. After I finish them, I’ll be sending the book off for professional edits and formatting. I hope to have it out by the end of this month, but in all likelihood it’ll probably be the first week of November. (I’m going to a wedding, then Disneyworld. YAY!)
I also have something I’d like to say to wannabe writers and new writers. Actually, it’s more of a heartfelt plea. Writers, please, Please, PLEASE GOOGLE your name before you publish a book. I know self-publishing has become super, super easy, but it shouldn’t replace common courtesy or commonsense. Whether you’re looking into pen names or you’re thinking about using your legal name, please Google your name first. It’s bad form to use a name that’s already taken. (Doesn’t matter if it’s your real name. It’s still bad form.) All you’re going to do is confuse YOUR readers (I’m assuming you do want your own readers.) and the other writer’s readers (say that five times fast ;). It also makes you look unprofessional or worse yet, like you’re trying to pull a fast one to gain readers. I know a couple of years ago some authors were sticking bestselling authors’ names in with their names (i.e. Nora Ann Roberts, Stephen Wiley King, etc.). It wasn’t cool then and it’s not cool now. It creates a lot of unnecessary animosity. Writers work VERY hard to build an audience and to build a brand. When someone comes in with a similar name or a play on a name, it erodes everything. So please, think carefully about your name before you publish that book. Thank you!
September 26th, 2014
I’ve been working on getting a few more of my books out in paperback because I realize not everyone reads ebooks. The next two books that will come out in paperback are Atlantean’s Quest 1: The Arrival (once I go through the proofs and get it sent off to the formatter) and Phantom Warriors 7: The Dark King (just waiting for the cover). I will eventually get most of my books out in paperback. I won’t be able to get all of them due to length issues. Sorry. I’m still trying to figure out how to get Hawk’s Slave out in paperback. Not sure what I’ll do yet, but it will eventually happen.
Phantom Warriors 1: Bacchus appears to be free everywhere now. For which I am genuinely grateful. If you haven’t had the chance to pick it up, now is the time, especially since I’ve rewritten much of it. The links to Apple/iBooks on my website for ALL of the Phantom Warriors are currently not working. I’ve been uploading the new proofed books and changing the distribution, so right now, they are VERY confused. I hope to get everything straightened out by the middle of next week. So what I’m saying is: Don’t bother to click on those particular links. The books are in the store, even if they say that they’re not available in the US. (They are. Again, they’re very confused.)
Moonlight Kin 4: Tristan is still coming along. I have about 13K to go before I finish the first draft. It’s still on track to release at the end of October. YAY! If that changes, I will let you know.
September 19th, 2014
Today is my anniversary. I’ll be scarce online today–even more than I normally am, so I can spend time with Dh.
I’ve passed the halfway point on Moonlight Kin 4: Tristan. I have my fingers and toes crossed that the second half goes as smoothly as the first. I can “almost” see the finish line from here. Woo Hoo!!!
September 17th, 2014
I’ve hit the halfway point on Moonlight Kin 4: Tristan. Had a surprise plot point come to me last night, so I need to see how that’s going to effect the rest of my outline. Should just make the story better, since it ups the stakes. I’m looking forward to exploring it. Yes, I’m being purposely vague. *ggg
I have put Phantom Warriors 1: Bacchus up for free on Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes & Noble (through Smashwords), and soon to be Apple, when I upload it a little later today. It’ll take a while before the price propagates. My guess is a day or two. I’m hoping to make the book perma-free, but I have no control over the other retail outlets.